Tender Beef in Minutes Recipe

This quick and easy recipe delivers tender, flavorful beef in just a few minutes. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, it pairs wonderfully with rice, noodles, or steamed vegetables. With a simple marinade and fast cooking method, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table in no time.


For the Beef:

  • 1 lb (450g) beef (flank steak, sirloin, or tenderloin), thinly sliced against the grain
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for cooking)

Optional for Serving:

  • Steamed rice or noodles
  • Steamed or stir-fried vegetables
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Prepare the Beef:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
    • Add the sliced beef to the bowl and toss to coat the beef evenly with the marinade. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes to absorb the flavors. For best results, marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Cook the Beef:
    • Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and swirl to coat the pan.
    • Once the oil is hot, add the marinated beef in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding the pan; cook in batches if necessary.
    • Sear the beef for about 1-2 minutes on each side until it’s browned and cooked through. The beef should cook quickly, retaining its tenderness.
  3. Serve:
    • Transfer the cooked beef to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh cilantro, green onions, or sesame seeds if desired.
    • Serve immediately with steamed rice or noodles and a side of vegetables.

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